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The CFO Conundrum

In today’s private equity landscape, the competition for CFO talent remains intense, driven by lower deal volumes and macroeconomic uncertainties. This has led investors to prioritise value protection and maximisation across existing portfolios, resulting in heightened scrutiny of management teams – particularly the finance function. Despite record-high salaries, performance expectations for CFOs continue to rise, often necessitating strategic shifts or replacements.

With fewer experienced CFOs entering the market, PE firms must consider new approaches to solve their challenges. In this insight, Managing Director Jack Lane explores what funds must look to do to overcome these challenges, and how critical strategic talent management is in navigating the complexities of the PE landscape.